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Looking for Central Coast/Wine Country/Northern CA honeymoon recommendations

violet42 | May 14, 201202:38 AM

hey everyone,

Would love to get your opinions on where we should go for a quick 2-3 day honeymoon in August. I'm in LA, and we're considering anything north of the Santa Barbara wine country area - we'd like to get out of SoCal for once :) Since we only have a few days to get away, we don't want to spend our time driving around - we just want to hole up in an awesome hotel or resort where the on-site breakfasts and lunches are tasty and where some mind-blowing dinners are on-site, walkable, or a very quick drive away.

As for location, we'd love to be somewhat "in nature" and away from any downtowns or bustling areas. Napa, Sonoma, and Big Sur are on the list, but I'd love to know about any other central coast options or anything in Mendocino or the redwoods. We've only been CA residents for a few years, and we've been to tons of amazing restaurants in LA and a few in SF, but not many outside of the cities.

As for budget, we're looking to stay around $500/night or less for accommodations, and for food, we're willing to go a bit nuts (for example, if we end up in Yountville, we might just have to go to the French Laundry because we have not been yet). However, we'd also be totally down to spend that potential French Laundry budget on a few other great meals elsewhere, and save FL for another occasion.

Anyway, if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them! Thank you!

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